Degree Granting Department
Citizens United, Communication, Elections, Free Speech, Law
This study analyzes the rationale used by the Supreme Court in the 2010 case, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. The majority opinion and dissent were dissected and scrutinized for any weaknesses. After careful review and comparison with First Amendment theories and scholarly articles, it was found that the majority opinion and final decision were poorly reasoned and created a dangerous political communication landscape and a weakened Marketplace of Ideas.
Scholar Commons Citation
La Pointe-Aitchison, Corin Shanti, "Citizens United, the Marketplace, and Influence" (2013). Graduate Theses and Dissertations.